Service Areas 1, 2 & 4
E.J. Harrison & Sons is proud to have served most of the communities in Ventura County for nearly 85 years. Founded in 1932, we will soon celebrate our 90th anniversary in business. We owe great thanks for our success to our dedicated employees, many of whom have served the company for more than 40 years.
Trash is limited to what fits in the barrel.
Basic service: 96-gallon trash barrel; 64-gallon recycle; 96-gallon yard waste.
There is weekly trash, recycle and yard waste pickup.
Residents of service areas 1, 2 & 4 are allowed 2 bulky item pickups free of charge once each calendar year.
A service discount is offered to those age 62 and over. Mail-in proof is required.
For pricing or other information, call 805-647-1414 or 1-800-41-TRASH. Restart fee applies (if service is canceled and later restarted).
Service Area 1 – Lockwood Valley, Rancho Matilija and Upper Ojai
About Lockwood Valley
Lockwood Valley is an unincorporated community in northeastern Ventura County. Located at an elevation of 4,839 feet, Lockwood Valley is part of the Mountain Communities of the Tejon Pass, within the San Emigdio Mountains. Lockwood Creek, a tributary of Piru Creek, runs west to east through the southern portion of the valley.
About Rancho Matilija
Rancho Matilija is a private, gated Ojai Valley community that features luxury homes on 2-plus acres of land. Established in 1985, Rancho Matilija has continued its growth of newer, larger estates.
About Upper Ojai
Upper Ojai is a rural valley that houses several unincorporated communities in Ventura County. Located east of Ojai, en route to Santa Paula along State Route 150, Upper Ojai gets its name from the fact that it is set 800 feet above Ojai.
Service Area 2 – La Conchita, Rincon and Saticoy
About La Conchita
La Conchita is a small unincorporated beachside community in western Ventura County on Highway 101, just southeast of the Santa Barbara County line.
Spanish for conch shell, La Conchita was established as Punta Gorda in 1880 but was renamed in 1923. Many of La Conchita’s street names – San Fernando, Ojai, Bakersfield, Carpinteria, etc. – commemorated the hometown areas of the railroad workers who settled in the town while building the Southern Pacific line. Today’s 330 full-time residents come from all walks of life.
Rincon beach communities along Highway 1 are Solimar Beach, Faria Beach, Sea Cliff, Rincon Beach, Mussel Shoals and Rincon Point.
Along with these residential areas are a number of parks and recreational areas, including Emma Wood State Beach and Faria Beach County Park. Rincon is located between Ventura and Santa Barbara, with a midway driving distance of no more than 15 miles to either city.
Saticoy is an unincorporated community in Ventura County with a population of 1,029 at the 2010 census. Agriculture in the area includes avocados, lemons, oranges, strawberries and other row crops.
The name Saticoy comes from the Chumash village named "Sa'aqtik'oy," which in the native Chumash language means, “It is sheltered from the wind.” The natural underground springs located in the area made Saticoy a prime location for the tribe to hold its yearly meetings.
Some of the area around Saticoy is now used for industrial purposes. East and northeast of the town, along the shore of the Santa Clara River, is the Saticoy Oil Field, discovered in 1955 and operated by Vintage Petroleum. Harrison Industries is headquartered in Saticoy.
Service Area 4 – Casitas Springs, Meiners Oaks, Oak View and Ventura River Valley
About Casitas Springs
Casitas Springs is an unincorporated community in Ventura County. Located on Highway 33, two miles south of Oak View, it came about during the 1940s and 1950s as a bedroom community to the nearby oil fields in Ventura. It’s an eclectic neighborhood with an assortment of homes, including many that are set back in wooded areas. However, most of Casitas Springs is located along State Highway 33.
Among Casitas Springs’ claims to fame is that country music star Johnny Cash once owned a home high above the community.
About Meiners Oaks
Meiners Oaks is an unincorporated community west of the city of Ojai in Ventura County, located near the Ventura River and several hiking trails. The population was 3,571 at the 2010 census.
The community was named for German native John Meiners, who had immigrated to America in the 19th century and in the 1870s acquired the land that would become Meiners Oaks as payment for a debt. He later learned that he had acquired one of the largest oak groves on flat ground in Southern California. Several hundred acres, north of the oak grove, were used very successfully to grow fruits and grains. Meiners maintained his ranch there till his death in 1898.
About Oak View
Oak View is an unincorporated community in Ventura County. The community is located along the Ventura River, in a narrow valley between the towns of Casitas Springs to the south and Mira Monte to the north. Lake Casitas and the city of Ojai are also nearby. At the 2010 census, Oak View had a population of 4,066.
Oak View was so named in 1925, because of the gardenlike appearance of its many oak groves.
About the Ventura River Valley
The Ventura River Valley roughly parallels State Route 33 north of State Route 150, in an area officially designated as a state scenic highway; as such, the entire Ventura River Valley is eligible for that designation.
The valley is a part of the Ventura River watershed, which encompasses 226 square miles of steep mountains and foothills, with altitudes ranging from sea level to 6,010 feet. The rustic watershed is a recreation destination for hikers, bikers, surfers, campers, anglers, boaters, equestrians and birders, as well as artists, spiritual seekers and students of natural history.
Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station
Waste diversion is the first priority of Gold Coast Recycling and Transfer Station, located at 5275 Colt St. in Ventura. It has helped all client cities surpass state recycling mandates by offering a wide variety of services, including the following:
- Recycle Buy-Back Center: We pay top prices for aluminum, CRV 1 through 7, plastic bottles and glass. Due to a downtrend in the paper markets, we accept but currently do not reimburse for newspaper, cardboard, paper, bulk mail or magazines.
- Free E-waste Recycling (No limit!): Don’t throw away your old electronic equipment, or let it pile up in your garage. GCR accepts e-waste including computers and computer monitors; printers; VCRs; televisions; small kitchen appliances; fax machines; cell phones; consoles and big-screen TVs; and lamps, including fluorescent and high-intensity lamps (there’s a small fee for fluorescent tubes and ballasts; call for pricing).
- ABOP (Antifreeze, Batteries, Oil and Paint) Recycling: GCR accepts antifreeze; auto, boat and household batteries; motor oil (limit 20 gallons in 5-gallon containers); oil filters (unlimited); and latex paint (limit 10 gallons; labels must be on paint cans). (For residential customers of Harrison Industries only! NO pesticides. NO oil-based paint. NO solvents.)
- Drop-off Center: for self haul
Gold Coast Recycling hours of operation are 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and closed Sundays.
Gold Coast’s Recycle Buy-Back Center is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays.
Phone: 1-800-AGROMIN (247-6646)
You know all those grass clippings, tree branches and leaves that you place in your brown green-waste container? For the past two decades, Harrison Industries trucks have transported them to our strategic partner Agromin Premium Soil Products, which each year uses cutting-edge technology to convert almost 380,000 tons of the green waste materials into its organic mulches, compost, wood chips and other products that naturally fertilize plants and trees.
Agromin has more than 240 premium soil products and sells them at 41 retail locations in Ventura County and throughout Southern California. These products save water, help reduce soil erosion and reduce the use of non-organic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides – making our air and water cleaner.
In addition to the retail locations, Agromin offers its products online.
Agromin also is in the process of transforming its existing green waste compost facility on its 9.6-acre site in the Santa Clara Valley into a 26-acre Biogenic Energy Park that will convert food waste into biogenetic renewable energy. The facility will help accommodate the residential curbside food waste recycling program that Harrison is in the process of implementing, in compliance with state laws.
As stewards of our environment, Agromin is committed to the protection and renewal of our soil resources, to build a more sustainable future and greener world – for us, for our children and for generations to come.
Household Hazardous Waste Recycling
HHW includes: oil-base paints; pool and photo chemicals; pesticides and insecticides; cleaning solvents; fertilizers; and fluorescent light tubes.
Residents and businesses in service areas 1, 2 & 4 can safely dispose of HHW the fourth Saturday of each month (closed May, November and December) at Ventura County’s Pollution Prevention Center. Appointments are required. Call 805-658-4323.
Quantity limits: 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per visit.
The following items are not accepted: fireworks; smoke detectors; radioactive and medical waste; explosive materials; compressed gas cylinders; tires; appliances with freon; and trash.
Medical Sharps Recycling
Residents of the Ojai Valley and other areas of Ventura County can bring their used needles and lancets (sharps) to the Ojai Valley Community Hospital, at 1306 Maricopa Highway in Ojai, for proper and convenient disposal. No appointments are required, and disposal is available around the clock, but all sharps must be in sharps containers. (The hospital can provide containers to those who don’t have them.) Call 805-646-1401 for more information. (No expired medications and no animal sharps will be accepted.)
La Conchita and Rincon residents and other Ventura County residents can take their used sharps to the West Ventura Medical Clinic, at 133 W. Santa Clara St. in Ventura, for disposal. No appointments are required, but disposal must take place during regular clinic hours – from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call 805-641-5600 for more information.